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Twin Cities Metro

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Afton State Park 10/15

Maple trees are spectacular in color along the drive... more details


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Fort Snelling State Park 10/16 Fall is a beautiful time to explore Fort Snelling State... more details

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Interstate State Park 10/19 The best spots for fall colors this week are from the top... more details

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Lake Maria State Park 10/17 All the hiking trails offer a good mix of fall colors. The... more details

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Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area 10/16 Take the river trail (Minnesota Valley State Trail) to... more details

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Wild River State Park 10/17 Getting a view of the St. Croix Valley is best from the... more details

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William O'Brien State Park 10/15 The Prairie Overlook Trail is the place to view beautiful... more details

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Northeastern Minnesota

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Banning State Park 10/15 Colorful areas include Quarry Loop, Cartway and Trillium... more details

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Bear Head Lake State Park 10/17 Walk the Norberg Trail and be reminded of your childhood as... more details

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Cascade River State Park 10/15 Birch and aspen are just past peak along the shore of Lake... more details

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Father Hennepin State Park 10/14 Take a hike along the lake, beautiful fall sunsets daily.... more details

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Franz Jevne State Park 10/14 Start at the picnic area and follow the trails along the... more details

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George Crosby Manitou State Park 10/16 Hike to the Benson Lake Overlook on the Superior Hiking... more details

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Gooseberry Falls State Park 10/14 Right now the birches and aspens are beautiful! Walking... more details

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Grand Portage State Park 10/16 Color change within the park is nearly done, with most of... more details

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Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area 10/16 We have many beautiful overlooks within the park. You can... more details

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Jay Cooke State Park 10/18 Colors are past peak but still beautiful. The reds and... more details

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Judge C.R. Magney State Park 10/16 Thinning leaves no longer muffle the Brule River as it... more details

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Lake Vermilion State Park 10/16 While we are past the peak, there are still some good... more details

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McCarthy Beach State Park 10/19 Finish the fall color season by enjoying the smoky gold... more details

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Moose Lake State Park 10/14 The color change went from peak to past peak in a couple of... more details

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Savanna Portage State Park 10/17 The Aspen ridgetops on the Continental Divide and Beaver... more details

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Scenic State Park 10/14 Take a walk to the lake and see the gorgeous golden show of... more details

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Schoolcraft State Park 10/16 Take the Hiking Club Trail through pine dominated woods and... more details

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Soudan Underground Mine State Park 10/16 While we are past peak, the views from the visitor center... more details

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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park 10/13 Hike the trails for some good views. Have a picnic in one... more details

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St. Croix State Park 10/16 Take a slow hike along the Kettle River to enjoy cascades... more details

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Temperance River State Park 10/16 The six mile, roundtrip, hike to Carlton Peak will reward... more details

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Tettegouche State Park 10/16 The yellows of the birches and aspens have turned a glowing... more details

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Northwestern Minnesota

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Big Bog State Recreation Area 10/11 Travel to the Northern Unit of the park to hike the... more details

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Buffalo River State Park 10/14 Hike the Muskoda Trail and read the interpretive signs... more details

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Charles A. Lindbergh State Park 10/14 Peak colors have finished, although there are still many... more details

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Crow Wing State Park 10/15 Bike the new extension of the Paul Bunyan Trail or hike any... more details

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Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area 10/15 Fall color enthusiasts will not want to miss Miners... more details

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Glacial Lakes State Park 10/15 For wide open prairie trails head down to the horse camp... more details

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Glendalough State Park 10/15 The peak continues at Glendalough, with the gold colors of... more details

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Hayes Lake State Park 10/16 Grefthen Bay lookout gives you that peaceful feeling. Come... more details

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Itasca State Park 10/13 Gorgeous golds as the tamarack and aspen are peaking! Blend... more details

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La Salle Lake State Recreation Area 10/15 Many newly devleoped trails will lead you to discover... more details

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Lake Bemidji State Park 10/17 The tamaracks out at the bog are just beautiful right... more details

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Lake Bronson State Park 10/16 Wonderful time to take a hike! Hear the crunching of the... more details

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Lake Carlos State Park 10/15 Hidden Lake, Red Oak and Maple/Basswood Trails give a... more details

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Maplewood State Park 10/15 Beautiful color remains throughout the park and the 4.5... more details

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Mille Lacs Kathio State Park 10/16 A drive through the park is always a good way to see fall... more details

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Old Mill State Park 10/16 The hiking club trail is a favorite, but all the trails are... more details

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Red River State Recreation Area 10/13 Hiking along trail to walk-in tent sites and fishing... more details

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Zippel Bay State Park 10/14 Head down to the big beach for a great panoramic view.... more details

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Southeastern Minnesota

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Beaver Creek Valley State Park 10/16 Hike the Beaver Creek Trail. more details

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Carley State Park 10/19 A riverside trail winds around the north branch of the... more details

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Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park 10/15 The road between the park and cave as well as the road... more details

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Frontenac State Park 10/14 Hike along the Bluffside Trail. No matter where you wander... more details

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Great River Bluffs State Park 10/16 Hike out to King's Bluff. more details

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John A. Latsch State Park 10/19 Watch the fall color change this year, from a beautiful... more details

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Myre-Big Island State Park 10/13 Along main road and trails bordering prairie areas. Big... more details

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Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park 10/16 The maples are losing their leaves but colors can be seen.... more details

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Rice Lake State Park 10/13 The colors throughout the park have changed quickly over... more details

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Sakatah Lake State Park 10/17 Our best fall colors right now is in the campground and at... more details

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Whitewater State Park 10/19 Chimney Rock Trail offers a fairly short hike to a... more details

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Southwestern Minnesota

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Big Stone Lake State Park 10/14 Big Blue Stem and Indian grass are blazing red as you enter... more details

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Blue Mounds State Park 10/15 Final Report of the Season. more details

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Camden State Park 10/18 Camden offers spectacular views of both prairie and... more details

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Flandrau State Park 10/17 Cottonwood River access near pool and the Bluebird Trail. ... more details

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Fort Ridgely State Park 10/13 Prairie grasses and flowers are best viewed from the... more details

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Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area 10/15 Begin at the trailhead on the south east side of the... more details

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Kilen Woods State Park 10/14 Walk the Sioux and Oak Trail along the southern fringes of... more details

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Lac Qui Parle State Park 10/15 The Lac qui Parle River is beautiful this time of year.... more details

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Lake Shetek State Park 10/15 Trails are beautiful now with the Maples reaching peak... more details

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Minneopa State Park 10/17 Hike down to the waterfall area or any of the wonderful... more details

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Monson Lake State Park 10/12 Monson Lake State Park is quite small, the picnic ground is... more details

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Sibley State Park 10/12 Begin your color tour of Sibley State Park at the Trail... more details

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Split Rock Creek State Park 10/13 Split Rock Creek offers a spectacular prairie color. This... more details

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Upper Sioux Agency State Park 10/15 For sweeping prairie views, take the trail leading from the... more details